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HAMİDİYE central battery ironclad (1894)

Hamidiye 1890s

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Hamidiye (ex-Nüsretiye)   Tersane-i Amire, Istanbul 12/1874 2/1885 1894 commissioned as training hulk, stricken 1903
  

Displacement normal, t

6594

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

89.0 oa 87.6 pp

Breadth, m

17.0

Draught, m

7.57 max

No of shafts

1

Machinery

2-cyl HSE, 4 rectangular boilers

Power, h. p.

6800

Max speed, kts

13

Fuel, t

coal 600
Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armour, mm

iron; belt: 229, ends: 127, battery: 178, CT: 178

Armament

4 x 1 - 229/14 Armstrong 12.5-ton MLR, 10 x 1 - 149/32 RK L/35 C/80

Complement

350

Ship project history: Laid down in 1874 and completed in 1892, this ship was a reduced version of the Mesudiye class, and had cut-away sides fore and aft. The 229mm Armstrong ML guns were mounted on the upper deck, two forward and two aft, and the 149mm/35 Krupp BLs were carried in the battery. She was fitted with available equipment, including engines originally intended for the frigate Selimiye. Designed armament consisted of 10 235mm/32 and 4 149mm/32 Krupp BL, 2 57mm QF guns and 2 450mm TTs.

Ship protection: The armour was very spongy and flaky. The belt extended from 1.5m below to 1.9m above lwl amidships, and from 1.2m below forward and 0.9m below aft, where it tapered to 127mm.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service:  Hamidiye become obsolete before a completion and was commissioned in 1894 as stationary training vessel for torpedo boats. She was considered for rebuilding in 1903 but was in too poor a state.

 

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